a clockwork orange

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Science Fiction A Modern Clockwork A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, published in 1962, technically falls under the period deemed as ‘Modernism’, yet it includes all of the features that were characteristic of that literary era. Burgess’s novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government. The main character, Alex, or the anti-hero, is an ‘ultra-violent’ thief who has no qualms about using force to get the ‘in-out-in-out’. The beginning of the story takes us …

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…of intimacy with Alex and his Droogs, due to the fact that the adults in the novel can’t understand what they are saying. There is also a disturbance in the linear flow of narrative aside from this private language. Alex, ’Our Humble Narrator’, tells his stories in a remembering type sequence, but often interjects questions and thoughts directly at the reader. Besides the strange language that is found on the pages of this novel